Now that Emerald City Comic Con has been cancelled, North-Western comic fans will have to wait until 2021 to get their fix. ECC was supposed to be held from March 12th-15th, 2020. However, the first COVID-19 cases hit the United States right at this time with Seattle, the home of ECCC, being the first state hit, forcing the con to be postponed. The optimistic ECCC organizers then postponed the con to August 21st-23rd, 2020, with hopes that America would return to normalcy by then. Many other large attractions like Walt Disney World are set to be open by this point.
However, the con opted to play it safe, and ECCC announced on Twitter that the 2020 con has been cancelled. The con has been postponed to 2021 and will maintain its normal March slot running from March 4th-March 7th, 2021. The event organizers explained that their priority is their community members’ safety. They also reassured people that any tickets transferred from March to August’s con will be reimbursed by June 29th.
While the organizers were devastated to cancel August’s in-person convention, they announced that there is a silver lining. ECCC will host a digital event in August, much like San Diego Comic-Con. The event will give the exhibitors who were meant to attend the in-person con a platform to share their content. Additionally, the digital event will provide a platform for fans to connect with each other and their favorite franchises.
Emerald City Comic Con is the premiere comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest, taking place in beautiful downtown Seattle, Washington.
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Source: ECCC / Twitter